Parent Newsletter, Issue 22

The Pilot Pride Parent Newsletter is produced for the parents and friends of De La Salle Collegiate. The news and notes are compiled by the school’s faculty and staff, and emailed each week during the school year.
COURSE REQUESTS: Online Course request time for current students is open now through this Friday. Students and parents should be discussing next year’s class recommendations with their teachers and counselors. We strongly recommend students and parents take every opportunity to learn about next year’s courses. Current and potential Advanced Placement students must pick up an AP Course Request Contract from the Counseling Office and meet with the AP teacher to discuss the course expectations. … A video to assist with course selections can be found HERE. The most-updated Curriculum Guide and a Course Selection sheet by grade-level document can be found HERE.

CANDY GRAMS: Student Council is selling Candy Grams for a $1 this week during Power Hour. The Candy grams can be sent to someone in the building or at Regina, and will be delivered this Thursday.

TEEN STREET DRIVING SKILLS: Would you like your son to practice real-life driving situations that the driver’s education classes did not cover? Check out for more information about a great program designed to offer your son more confidence behind the wheel.
ACT/SAT TESTS: Juniors and sophomores may soon take the ACT/SAT test, one of the most important components in their college application process. Students may take the ACT exam in February, April, June or July. They also have the option to take the SAT in March, May or June. 
SENIOR PARENTS: Graduation tickets are available for pickup from Mrs. Michol in Room 216.
Each family receives eight tickets. Tickets are necessary for entrance into the ceremony. In addition, a senior mailing will be sent out, please look for it because it entails all of the senior events. 

PLASTIC BAG COLLECTION: This year’s collection has ended and De La Salle is no longer accepting plastic bags. The SAVE Club apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Please consider taking your recyclable plastic bags to your local Kroger or Kohl’s stores to be properly recycled as they are not accepted in single-stream recycling at homes.

AMAZON SMILE: Sign up for an Amazon Smile account, and De La Salle Collegiate will receive a percentage of any purchases you make. When prompted to select a charity enter De La Salle Collegiate and select from the list that appears.
PARENT ATHLETIC MEETINGS: The following spring sports will host informational parent meetings in the next five weeks. Track (Feb. 25 at 6 p.m.); Golf (Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.); Baseball 
(March 5 at 6 p.m.); and Lacrosse (March 5 at 7 p.m.). Each of these meetings will be held in the Tarmac.

MUSICAL TICKETS ON SALE: Tickets are currently on sale for our 2020 spring musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Three performances will run Feb. 21-22. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased online or by contacting Mr. Kevin Fitzhenry at 586-541-6210. 

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: More parent volunteers are needed to help backstage for the spring musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Please click here to sign up to volunteer or contact Mr. Kevin Fitzhenry at 586-541-6210.

ATHLETIC CALENDAR: For a complete rundown of athletic events please visit the website.

Mon, Feb. 3 - Squadrons 3/4 off (Spirit Week Holiday)
Mon, Feb. 3 - Fri, Feb. 7 - AP Course requests for 2020-21 discussed, students review curriculum guide and discuss with teachers/counselors. 
Thu, Feb. 6 - Coffee Talk in the Commons (9 a.m.)
Fri, Feb. 7 - Paid Dress Down Day
Fri, Feb. 7 - Future Pilots Appreciation Night (Basketball)
Sat, Feb. 8 - School Dance - Gym (7-10 p.m.)
Mon, Feb. 10 - Student Council Elections
Mon, Feb. 10 - Online course requests for 2020-21 opens
Tue, Feb. 11 - Women's Prayer Service (7:15 a.m.)
Tue, Feb. 11 - Faculty Jeopardy (3 p.m.)
Fri, Feb. 14 - Assembly Schedule
Mon, Feb. 17 - NO SCHOOL
Wed, Feb. 19 - Raffle Ticket Distribution
Wed, Feb. 19 - Theology on Tap at Malones (7-9 p.m.)
Thu, Feb. 20 - Faculty Mini-Retreat No. 3
Thu, Feb.20- BSA Parent Potluck 6-8:30 (Cafeteria)
Fri, Feb. 21 - School Musical: Nice Work if You Can Get It at Sterling Hgts., 7 p.m. 
Sat, Feb. 22 - School Musical: Nice Work if You Can Get It at Sterling Hgts., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tue, Feb. 25 - Raffle Kickoff Party at Malone's (3 p.m.)
Wed, Feb. 26 - Ash Wednesday (Liturgy Schedule)
For the complete school calendar, click here.

THINK SPRING: This year’s Alternative Spring Break is April 13-18. This year’s trip is to Vanceburg, Kentucky. It’s open to all students 16 years or older. Last year’s trip was amazing: meeting locals, living simply, working hard, and making connections with students around the country. 

MCREST: For the second straight year, De La Salle will be part of Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST). The dates are June 7-13. Please mark your calendars and plan to donate a few hours to help the temporarily homeless in this community.

MORE SERVICE EVENTS: Red Cross Blood Drive (March 19): Young Lasallian Leadership Assembly, Buffalo, N.Y., (July dates TBD). … See Ms. Ragona to sign up or learn more about these service opportunities.

CBA/MOMS CLUB: The CBA Spring Fantasy 2020 Fashion Show is March 18 at Penna’s of Sterling. Invitation and Fashion Show grand raffle tickets should be in your mailbox. Reservations are $70 but available at a discounted rate of $65 now through Feb 15. Purchase online at The Pilot Hangar

DADS CLUB: The next general meeting will take place this Wednesday at 7 p.m. … The Dads Club is looking for volunteers for the remaining home varsity basketball games. The next game is this Tuesday against Orchard Lake St. Mary’s. If you’re available to help with any remaining games, please sign up through SignUpGenius. Even if the spots are all filled, more dads are always welcome. 

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